My Pi Shawl Completed

boy412's picture

Little late for Christmas but I finally completed my first project designed by me. I am hoping to hand it over to my sister-in-law this weekend. I did wrap the shawl up while still on the needles and presented it to her on Christmas and was very pleased with her response. She loved the color and I can not wait to see it wrapped around her shoulders.

I am very happy with the results...

I think I will take a break from shawls and work on a few smaller, less ambitious projects. Next on my plate is to make a "Chowder" inspired winter hat.

Until next time...

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Kerry's picture

Looks great Dan, your SIL

Looks great Dan, your SIL should love it.

boy412's picture

I have notes and charts

I have notes and charts scattered everywhere. After the holiday rush I will post the pattern.

Have a Happy New Year

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crmartin's picture

Beautiful, the color really

Beautiful, the color really shows the pattern well.

Randy

Thomasknits's picture

Question: I'm planning on

Question: I'm planning on knitting a pattern like this sometime (whenever I find the time), but then I'd like to design my own... When designing one of these, how do you decide how many increases to put in a particular round?
-Thomas

MMario's picture

The "Pi Shawl" as distinct

The "Pi Shawl" as distinct from just a circular shawl, has specfics about where you place the increases. there is some leeway, but basically you double the stitches in one fell swoop every time the number of rows doubles.

Example - cast on 9 and join.

double . (the common pi shawl mithod is to (YO, k1) around
knit one row.
double
You now have three rows ; so knit three rows.
double
knit 6
double
knit 12
double
knit 24
double
knit 48 rows
double
etc....

There is some leeway. But this gives you "bands" where you can put lace without having to worry about increases or decreases. YOu can fudge the number of stitches in the round up or down a bit to fit the repeat of you pattern.

As I said, there is some fudge factor. You could start with 8,9, 10, 11, 12 stitches which will effect your number of stitches per round.

you can fudge the number of rows in the "bands" a bit as well.

I like to cast on 9, double, knit 1, double, knit 2, double, knit 6, double, knit 12, etc.....

BTW - "Pi" acrually has nothing to do with this shaping, as it drops out of the equation. This method of constructing a circle should really be called the "Two-R" shawl. While I'm grousing about that, might as well mention that while Pi shawls are round, not all round shawls are Pi shawls. More and more people are talking about their "pi" shawl - when, if you look at the increases in the pattern it is not at all a pi shawl.

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Thomasknits's picture

Wow...that helps a lot.

Wow...that helps a lot. Especially to a math major.
-Thomas

Thomasknits's picture

P.S. I meant to say that the

P.S. I meant to say that the shawl is gorgeous.
-Thomas

TomH's picture

Quite lovely. But don't take

Quite lovely. But don't take too long a break from shawls.

MMario's picture

I like! Arer you going to

I like! Arer you going to write it up as a pattern?

MM